There’s no shortage when it comes to what’s new and what’s cooking in the online community for the entire month of July. If anything, the main highlights include: apology videos and unexplained platform bans.
Check out some of the other pieces you might have missed out on!
In June, the online community was taken aback at the news of DrDisrespect’s sudden and unexplained Twitch ban. If you’re a fan who’s waiting for the two-time’s comeback, sorry to say but it seems unlikely at the moment! The Doc says he does not have any plans to make a comeback to the platform, ever.
DrDisrespect made it clear: he still doesn’t know the full reasoning behind his high-profile ban from Twitch. Regardless, he confirmed he won’t be returning to the platform any time soon. This doesn’t mean he’s out for any exclusive deals by other platforms, though. He remains uninterested in signing yet another exclusive streaming partnership at the moment.
Because of the complexities involving his sudden Twitch ban, the streamer is also considering taking legal action against the Amazon-owned platform.
He says in an interview:
“Yeah, that’s the kind of the mind blowing thing about all of this. Obviously, for legal counsel, I have to be careful here. But I can say however, that I will not be returning to Twitch, so, I mean, that’s it.”
After her Gamer Girl Bathwater™ proved to be a hit, cosplayer-entrepreneur Belle Delphine moved on to sell Gamergirl Condoms.
Her new merch quickly sold out after 24 hours, all thanks to the overwhelming support from thirsty fans.
Belle truly knows how to play her cards right— which is nothing short of iconic. Now, she decided to sell branded “GamerGirl Condoms” priced at $10 each.
She announced the sale of her time-limited condoms at the end of her ‘eat my ass‘ music video. According to Delphine, the gamergirl rubbers are pink, lubed and latex “for when you have the urge to rise up.”
In case you missed it, Delphine broke the internet last year for selling her allegedly used “GamerGirl Bathwater” at $30 a bottle.
Are you excited at the thought of PUBG Mobile’s first awards ceremony? The good news is: it may happen sooner than you think!
Tencent recently dropped hints for the PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG) Mobile Esports Awards 2020— a first of its own.
Players and PUBG Mobile fans will have the chance to vote for their favorite professional players soon.
In an official tweet, PUBG Mobile Esports confirmed the announcement:
“We are happy to announce the @PUBGMOBILE Esports Awards 2020 is launching soon! Fans will be able to vote for their favourite professional #PUBGMOBILE player. Stay tuned for more information.”
Apart from the PUBG Mobile Esports Awards 2020 “launching soon,” no other details are revealed yet.
2020 has been a big year for PUBG Mobile esports, especially since the introduction of the Pro and World Leagues. The year alone has a prize pool of over $5 million.
‘OK Boomer’ Twitch star Neekolul joins 100 Thieves! The bilingual streamer (English and Spanish) is the latest addition to the organization’s roster of content creators.
She joins other prominent names in the industry such as CouRage, Nadeshot, Valkyrae, and BrookeAB.
The eSports organization took it to Twitter to announce the news of Neekolul’s addition to their team:
“Welcome @neekolul! Neeko is an English/Spanish streamer who started on Twitch 3 years ago. She’s incredibly multi-talented and has seen tremendous success with her viral content. We love her upbeat and positive personality & are so excited to have her part of 100 Thieves!”
The viral Twitch-TikTok star is ecstatic to join one of the top organizations in the gaming scene. Speaking about the news, she says:
“If you would’ve told me 2 years ago that this is the spot I would be in, I would’ve had a full-blown anxiety attack. I’ve been a big fan of 100 Thieves and the content they’ve been creating for a while now, especially from strong female voices such as Valkyrae and BrookeAB. Signing with 100 Thieves has been a dream, and I’m really excited to have found an organization that wants to support me and help me turn my passion into a career.”
Riot will now inform Valorant players with notifications about the reason why they got banned. This is a key feature of the game’s new anti-cheating update.
The new system will notify cheaters why they have been banned in-game, and the update will be rolled soon.
Riot has been consistently dealing with cheaters on titles including League of Legends, and this time on Valorant. The company now decided to take a more direct approach with its anti-cheat system. Once you’re caught cheating in-game, expect severe punishments coming your way.
It’s considerably an extreme decision to make for Riot. There’s also immense criticism over Vanguard, Riot’s anti-cheat system, and its kernel-level drivers. However, the developers are sticking with it to make sure the players are safe from cheaters and place utmost security for their newest tactical shooter title.
Thanks to Vanguard, hundreds to thousands of cheaters have been kicked out of the game. It now comes along with a notification post (why they are banned for) because of the latest update.
Ninja on YouTube Gaming? Fans may see more of the famed gamer on the platform now after Mixer’s sudden shutdown. Sorry Facebook Gaming— seems like the Fortnite icon isn’t moving over any time soon.
Following the shutdown of Microsoft’s Mixer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins was seen streaming on YouTube and successfully attracted a huge crowd to check out his broadcast. He streamed a Fortnite gameplay on his official YouTube channel on July 8, marking his first-ever live broadcast on the platform.
Ninja was joined with his fellow streamer friends TimTheTatman, CouRageJD, and DrLupo. He garnered 150,000 peak concurrent viewers during his livestream according to reports.
It’s still unofficial whether Ninja will stick to YouTube or check out other live streaming platform in the next coming weeks.
Many fans initially speculated Ninja would make a comeback to Twitch, his original platform, but were in for a delightful surprise to see him on YouTube instead.
In a blanket apology, David Dobrik admits he felt “ashamed and embarrassed” over resurfaced clips where he was caught making racially-insensitive jokes.
He addressed the matter during the podcast “VIEWS with David Dobrik and Jason Nash” in the middle of Karmageddon.
Several video clips of the popular YouTuber resurfaced on the internet, particularly one where he used the N-word. This is not the only time Dobrik has been apprehended for being racially insensitive. In a separate situation, he received public backlash along with his ex-girlfriend Liza Koshy where they mocked Asian accents as they rated Japanese candy.
His apology comes after days of silence on social media despite the backlash. At the beginning of the podcast, he spoke about the Black Lives Matter movement and his problematic past. Though he only has good intentions in all of his 700 videos, he admits to fall short when it comes to making people laugh.
“I want them to have a positive experience when they interact with anything I produce. And with that being said, I feel like on a handful of occasions I just missed the mark on that, and that really bums me out.”
Pioneer YouTube star Jenna Marbles announced her decision to quit her channel over resurfaced controversial videos.
Her most recent upload was an apology video (https://youtu.be/Yz3mQhuMACs) where she asked for forgiveness over “shameful” content she has made in the past– some of which included some racist content.
She referred to a video dated back in 2011 where she did a rather distasteful blackface impression of rapper Nicki Minaj.
“I just want to tell you that it was not my intention to do blackface. It doesn’t matter, all that matters is that people were offended. It’s shameful, it’s awful. I wish it wasn’t part of my past.”
She apologized for the rap video containing racist and derogatory phrases. Marbles also acknowledged: it’s “awful, it doesn’t need to exist.”
Marbles also confirmed her decision to move forward and leave her channel, with over 20 million subscribers, behind:
“So I think I’m just gonna move on from this channel for now. I don’t know if that’s forever, I don’t know how long that’s going to be. I just want to make sure the things I’m putting into the world are not hurting anyone.”
YouTuber Shane Dawson lost over 600k subs after uploading an apology video to address the backlash surrounding his history in blackface and pedophilic jokes.
During his 15-year track record on YouTube, Dawson was exposed to have created rather offensive content at some point. This involved doing a blackface and inappropriate sexual jokes about minors. Many have called out the YouTube star, and in the wake of the backlash he issued a 20-minute apology video titled “Taking Accountability.”
The said video was inspired by Jenna Marbles’ apology video where she announced her decision to quit YouTube and take responsibility over the problematic content she made in the past.
In the said video, Dawson addressed wearing blackface, saying racial slurs, joking about pedophelia, and even insulting the people living with disabilities.
“I’ve done a lot of things in my past that I hate, that I wish I could make go away. I don’t know who that person is anymore.”